Alcohol deaths at highest level for a decade
Deaths caused by alcohol rose by 17% last year to the highest level for more than a decade, new official figures show.
The National Records of Scotland statistics show there were 1,190 alcohol-specific deaths registered in Scotland, 170 more than the previous year.
This was the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths registered since 2008.
Men are more than twice as likely as women to die from alcohol.
Alcohol deaths in England and Wales at 20-year high
This NRS report presents mortality rates for deaths from causes known to be exclusively caused by alcohol consumption.
Most alcohol-specific deaths were of people in their 50s and 60s.
Deaths in the most deprived areas were four times more than those in the least deprived areas.
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